Meet Lester Laminack at the corner of story and information. You’ll chat a while. He’ll introduce you to a couple of characters and walk with you through the South Carolina Lowcountry. And hopefully you’ll leave filled with new information.
A good biography presents an interpretation of the facts. Doreen Rappaport calls that “the hook.” Join her today as we kick off our 4th Annual Author Spotlight Series with Doreen’s guest blog post.
The students wrapped their writing in an array of wrapping paper, and they left my classroom eager to share their gifts – the gift of words.
Anna Forrester, a debut picture book author, sings the praises of critique groups, morning pages, and conversing with yourself in today’s Author Spotlight post.
Today’s Author Spotlight includes some poetry with Elaine Magliaro, author of the new book, THINGS TO DO.
Meg Kearney provides us with some ways to teach poetry in the elementary school in today’s Author Spotlight post.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to write a professional book for teachers alongside a friend? Lynne R. Dorfman and Rose Cappelli show us how it’s done in today’s Author Spotlight post.
Author Renee Watson writes books that mirror what is happening in our world. It is her way of saying to a reader, “Yes, I see it too. I see you.”
Author and Illustrator Suzanne Del Rizzo talks about the way she tackled the Syrian Refugee Crisis in her new picture book, My Beautiful Birds.
TWT’s Third Annual Author Spotlight Series begins today. Starting us off is author and illustrator Ashley Spires who has some advice for dealing with criticism.
Bob Graham, author and illustrator of numerous picture books, closes out TWT’s Author Spotlight today.
Teacher-author Paula Bourque steps into our Author Spotlight today to share her experiences about becoming a published author.
Author Liz Garton Scanlon implores us to let “you be you” in today’s Author Spotlight post.
Today’s post is by picture book author, Julie Falatko.
YA Novelist Isabel Bandeira shares what she learned about writing and the publishing process from ice skating.
Maribeth Boelts provides us with tips for creating authentic, unforgettable characters in stories.
Lauren Castillo, a Caldecott Honor author and illustrator, kicks off this year’s Author Spotlight Series with a piece about how important research is to her artistic process.
Ralph Fletcher, who is a beloved trade and professional book author, steps into our Author Spotlight.
Author/illustrator Val Jones’s first picture book, Who Wants Broccoli? was released earlier this month. She tells us about her path to publication in today’s Author Spotlight post.
Mike Curato, author and illustrator of the Little Elliot books, steps into TWT’s Author Spotlight today.